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Green Mucus (Definition)

Yellow or green drainage from the nose is a symptom in which the mucous coming out of the nose is thicker than clear mucous, and also is yellowish or greenish in color. This may mean that the runny nose is starting to dry up. However, if there is a lot of yellow or green drainage, there may be a nasal or sinus bacterial infection.

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Does the common cold (rhinovirus) cause green/yellow mucus?

Does the common cold (rhinovirus) cause green/yellow mucus?

It could but: If you have had symptoms for more than 7 days you may consider getting checked out to make sure you don't have a bacterial sinus infection. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Stool (Tip)

Dealing with Blood in Stool

Don't ignore blood in stool—whether visible or occult. It's a warning sign that warrants attention. ...See more

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What could produce thick green mucus each morning?

What could produce thick green mucus each morning?

From above: Sinusitis; from below, bronchitis or pneumonia. When it becomes invasive, it can cause fever, chills and more serious illness. ...Read more

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After having two colds a green mucus in the nose has lingered for the past month. Could it be a sinus infection? Does it require treatment?

After having two colds a green mucus in the nose has lingered for the past month. Could it be a sinus infection? Does it require treatment?

Highly likely: Just because mucus is colored, doesn't always mean it is bacterial. With exposure to air, secretions in the nose can turn colors. If facial pain, upper teeth pain and fever, then i would diagnose as a bacterial sinus infection and if 1 month of symptoms, antibiotic is indicated. I hope this helps. Antibiotic overuse is a huge problem..Please educate others. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Stool (Tip)

Dealing with Blood in Stool

Blood in stool is not a joke. It can come from the stomach to anus. Needs serious direct examination. ...See more

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Smoker. I have green mucus and a deep dry cough. How to get rid of it?

Smoker. I have green mucus and a deep dry cough. How to get rid of it?

Needs Eval...: Possible etiologies for your symptoms include chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. Other possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these diagnoses. The most important thing for you to do is to quit smoking today! see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment since all of these possibilities have different treatments. ...Read more

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Recently I had yeast infection with white cheesy discharge so I took one Diflucan tablet.I notice that i have green mucus vaginal discharge??

Recently I had yeast infection with white cheesy discharge so I took one Diflucan tablet.I notice that i have green mucus vaginal discharge??

Other infection: It is possible that you have another type of infection. Trichomonas frequently causes a green discharge. Check with your doctor for testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Stool (Tip)

Dealing with Blood in Stool

If you see blood in your stools, or they look black and tarry, see your doctor for a rectal exam! ...See more

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Why sob feels better in morning but at night worse. Had chest infection saw doc. 2 weeks still same except lesser green mucus. Inhaler dun work.?

Why sob feels better in morning but at night worse. Had chest infection saw doc. 2 weeks still same except lesser green mucus. Inhaler dun work.?

Sob: Evaluation sob is a process. Assuming is asthma. Lots of asthma in the spring. It takes weeks to figure out if asthma is intermittent (few days), persistent (weeks to months), if persistent (mild, moderate, severe), or exercise induced. There are med for rescue (acute attacks- albuterol), to prevent it . We need spiromety test (lung test). Frequent visit and reevaluation is the key. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more

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